Tag Archives: Dementia

When Dementia Meets the Coronavirus Crisis

When Dementia Meets the Coronavirus Crisis

Ms. Feinberg said that because routine is so crucial for dementia patients, caregivers should provide security and comfort as much as possible. “It’s a time to help the person with dementia have the most normalcy in this most unnormal time,” she said. This could include trying not to watch the …

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Poor Fitness in Middle Age Tied to Higher Risk of Dementia

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WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — How middle-aged people rate their own physical fitness could provide clues about their risk for future dementia, Finnish researchers report. Among people aged about 50, those who self-rate their level of fitness as poor are four times more likely to develop dementia within …

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Alzheimer’s, Dementia Care to Cost U.S. $200 Billion This Year

Number of Americans With Alzheimer's May Triple by 2050

THURSDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) — Caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia will cost the United States about $200 billion this year, a total that includes $140 billion paid by Medicare and Medicaid, new statistics released Thursday show. Medicaid payments are 19 times higher for …

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Immune Disorders Such as MS, Psoriasis May Be Tied to Dementia Risk

News Picture: Immune Disorders Such as MS, Psoriasis May Be Tied to Dementia Risk

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) — People with autoimmune diseases — conditions that cause a person’s immune system to turn against the body — appear to have an increased risk of developing dementia, a new British study suggests. Researchers found that 18 out of 25 …

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Antibiotic Use in Dementia Patients Questioned

Electrical Brain Stimulation May Strengthen Memory

Latest Senior Health News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) — Almost half of nursing home patients with advanced dementia are given antibiotics in the last two weeks of life, a new study found. What’s not clear is whether or not that therapy has any …

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Hospital Stays Raise Dementia Risk

A Good Mood May Boost Seniors' Brain Power

Older People Who Have Been Hospitalized More Likely to Have Dementia, Mental Decline By Bill Hendrick WebMD Health News Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD Feb. 23, 2010 — Seniors who have been hospitalized may be more likely to develop dementia and mental decline than seniors who have not …

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Diabetes and Dementia May Be Linked

Number of Americans With Alzheimer's May Triple by 2050

By Theresa BebbingtonWebMD Health News Reviewed by Sheena Meredith, MD Feb. 20, 2015 — People with mild cognitive impairment may be more likely to one day get dementia if they also have diabetes, depression, or low levels of the B vitamin folate, researchers say. They also found that people who …

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Dementia: Some Antipsychotic Drugs Riskier Than Others

Electrical Brain Stimulation May Strengthen Memory

Among Drugs Used to Calm Agitated Dementia Patients, Newer Drugs Seem Safer Than Older By Salynn BoylesWebMD Health News Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD Feb. 23, 2012 — The FDA has warned that treatment with antipsychotic drugs increases the risk of death among elderly patients with dementia, and now …

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High-Antioxidant Diet May Not Prevent Stroke, Dementia, Study Finds

Shaky Amount of Iodine in U.S. Salt

By Carina StorrsHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) — Antioxidants are celebrated as “brain foods” and “super foods,” but a new study suggests that not all diets high in antioxidants reduce the risk of dementia and stroke. The study involved more than 5,000 people in the Netherlands who were …

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Is Need for More Sleep a Sign of Pending Dementia?

News Picture: Is Need for More Sleep a Sign of Pending Dementia?

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Seniors who begin sleeping more than nine hours a night may face a higher risk of dementia down the road, a new study suggests. The researchers estimated that the risk of dementia grew by almost 2.5 times for those …

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